The rain might be here to stay in Vancouver this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy an incredible lineup of events, including a Canucks playoff watch party, the first-ever Lapu-Lapu Block Party, and a Diljit Dosanjh concert. So with that in mind, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (April 26-28).

Vancouver Canucks Road Game Viewing Party: Game 3

This weekend, Rogers Arena will host an official ‘Away Game Viewing Party’ for Game 3, with proceeds going towards the Canucks for Kids Fund. Best of all? Tickets are just $15 a pop, and include taxes and fees!

When: Friday, April 26th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $15

Richmond Night Market

From candy sticks to boba, to customizable noodles and hot pot — it’s easy to see why the market attracts over one million visitors each year. The 2024 Richmond Night Market will officially open for the season on Friday, April 26th, so mark your calendars!

When: Opens Friday, April 26th
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

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Lapu-Lapu Day Block Party 

Believe it or not, the season of block parties and outdoor events is just around the corner, and the first-ever Lapu-Lapu Day Block Party is set to kick them off. As one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Sunset is the perfect place to embrace the spirit of unity – and Filipino BC is putting on the neighbourhood’s first multi-block party this upcoming month.

When: Saturday, April 27th
Where: John Oliver Secondary (East 41st Avenue) to East 47th Avenue
Cost: Free admission

Diljit Dosanjh

Renowned Punjabi artist Diljit Dosanjh is returning to Vancouver this upcoming month and his new Di-Luminati World Tour will be at BC Place’s first-ever Punjabi stadium show – making it the largest of its kind outside of India.

When: Saturday, April 27th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $193.05

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival  

The first-ever Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival will bring spring lovers together on a self-guided journey to 10 participating vendors in Metro Vancouver with cherry blossom-themed treats. So whether you’re planning a cute spring date, going on a food crawl, or just want to support a local business near the end of the month, this is a great reason to do it all.

When: March 29th to April 28th
Where: 10 participating locations in Metro Vancouver

Filipino Restaurant Month

The month of April marks Filipino Restaurant Month across Canada, highlighting the diversity of Filipino food, ingredients, and the talented chefs who bring it all to your plate.

For the entire month, participating restaurants across the country will feature prix fixe menus that showcase popular dishes from the Philippines. In Metro Vancouver, there are 9 participating restaurants to note if you’re interested in checking one or a couple out!

When: April 2024
Where: Participating locations above
Cost: $19.99 to $35

Vancouver Canadians 

It’s officially baseball season! This weekend, the Vancouver Canadians are up against the Spokane Indians.

When: Friday, April 26th, Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
Cost: $20+

Saturday Skate Nights at the Rolla Skate Club 

On Saturdays this May, the Rolla Skate Club is hosting Saturday Skate Nights from 5 to 7 pm, with hosted DJs to set the mood. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s the perfect opportunity to lace up your skates and hit the roller rink.

When: Saturday, April 13th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $20

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver!